In a discussion about gun violence and gun control, Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) says that games are way more problematic than weapons because "they affect people." Weapons apparently don't affect people, except the fact that they put holes in them where blood can leak out... Speaking today on MSNBC's The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd, Alexander said video games are a greater societal threat than guns.
"I think video games is a bigger problem than guns," he said. "Because video games affect people. But the First Amendment limits what we can do about video games and the Second Amendment to the constitution limits what we can do about guns."
Republican politicians and the National Rifle Association are trying to drive the narrative away from gun control and towards problems with violent culture. Democrats seem to be content to point several fingers at guns, violent video games and other forms of media, and a lack of availability of mental health services.
All of this talk was sparked by the December 14 school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. While video games have been mentioned, there's no evidence that the shooter played video games regularly beyond a few UK tabloid reports..
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